Position Title:

Police Officer


Elgin Police Department (Illinois)

Position Type:

Commissioned Law Enforcement Position

Introduction Statement:

The City of Elgin, Illinois seeks highly qualified police officer candidates. Founded in 1836 and located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, Elgin is proud of its diversity in demographics and culture. From its revitalized downtown area, including the award-winning Riverwalk and the Hemmens Cultural Center, to its many comfortable neighborhoods, four historic districts, 1,600 acre parks system and extensive regional recreational assets, Elgin offers a unique quality of life, whether one is interested in city or suburban living. Elgin’s motto, “The City in the Suburbs”, embodies a celebration of Elgin’s past, enjoyment of the present, and the promise of Elgin’s future.

Elgin operates under the council-manager form of government, which was adopted in Elgin in 1954. The City has approximately 650 Full Time Employees and a $275 million budget. The City of Elgin’s Strategic Principles and Priorities serve as a guide for the City and community. The City Council has established the following values and goals to help it realize Elgin’s full potential as “The City in the Suburbs”: Collaboration, Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion, Stewardship, to be the City of Choice, to be a Safe and Healthy Community, to be a High Performing and Financially Stable Government.

The Elgin Police Department currently has 184 uniformed police officers.


Full Time


$71,759.00 – $98,645.00 Annually

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must be 21 years of age or older by April 26, 2019.
Candidates may not be older than 35 by April 26, 2019, unless you have previous employment as a full-time Police Officer in another municipality. Veterans shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age requirement by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active duty.
Candidates must be citizens of the United States or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and can produce evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States.

Must meet ONE of the following requirements and provide a copy of a college transcript/diploma:
a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
60 credit hours of college credit and have (3) years of full-time Police Officer experience
60 credit hours of college credit and have (3) years of active duty in the United States military

Information for Obtaining an Application:

Please visit the City of Elgin website to apply online and view all requirements and qualifications.


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